Tuesday, November 30, 2010

First Week of Advent - Preparation for a King

How would you feel if I was to tell you today that a King was coming over to your house for lunch?  That in our midst right now is the king of an entire nation, a people, and you are responsible for preparing lunch and a resting place for him amidst his travels.
The responsibility of preparing for a King has been lost to us.  The thought of preparing the way for anyone of greatness doesn’t even occur in our minds.  With the advent of TV, where those of high standing enter our homes every day without us even needing to give a second thought, to think of the advent, or coming, of a king makes no impression upon us.
But today, as we light the first candle of the advent wreath, to remind ourselves of the coming of our king, let us take some time to reflect on the thought that the King, the One and Only, made his dwelling among us.  Let us prepare our hearts and our minds for the advent of one who is greater and far above all else that we can think or imagine.
It reminds me of the verse where Jesus says, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.”  Let us prepare our hearts today for the advent of our Savior, that he may come in and eat with us, our heart united with our King.

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